Information category: Admin/Board

Membership Information

Join or renew here! 

Joining an orienteering club, along with Scottish Orienteering and British Orienteering, brings many benefits. We are now offering two different membership options depending on how you prefer to orienteer and what suits you best.

18th Nov 18  

Minutes of October SOA Board Meeting

The SOA Board convened for their quarterly meeting to discuss the progress and development of orienteering in Scotland. The Board of Directors of the Scottish Orienteering Association met on 13th October, 2018 in AK Bell Library/Dewar Centre, Perth.

Many thanks to Pauline McAdam for the minutes provided.

17th Nov 18

SOA EGM Agenda 22nd September

*Updated 15th September to include SOA Annual Accounts 2017*

*Please note we accept proxy voting forms by email providing they are signed. Proxy voting forms should be submitted to no later than 5pm on Friday 21st September*

All members are most welcome to attend the Scottish Orienteering EGM on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at the Forestry Commission Classroom, Kinnoull Hill, Perth PH2 7LN, from 4.30-5.30pm. 

15th Sep 18  

Vacancy: Coaching & Volunteering Officer

Coaching & Volunteering Officer

Job Details
Appointed by: SOA President, on behalf of Board, via interview panel
Period of tenure: 2 year contract until October 2020
Hours of work: 3 days per week
Place of work: Various. This post will offer home working but there will be a requirement to regularly attend National Orienteering Centre based at Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore.  
Reporting to: SOA Chief Operating Officer, acting as Line Manager, and Development Director
Remittance: £20,000-£23,000 FTE dependent on experience. Home-based staff will be given contribution towards phone and internet costs. 
Application Closing Date: Friday 21st September. Applications should be made by submitting a CV and covering letter outlining suitability for the role to Should you wish to send a written application please send to National Orienteering Centre, Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore, PH22 1QZ. Please allow adequate postal time to allow us to consider your application by the closing date. 
Interview Dates: Interviews will take place the week commencing 1st October.

31st Aug 18  

Finance Director Vacancy

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced volunteer to maintain our financial records and to help us develop our financial reporting systems over the next 3 years. 


Applications are sought from interested individuals by Saturday 25th August 2018

27th Jul 18  

EGM Notice

Scottish Orienteering Association notice of Extraordinary General Meeting 2018

The EGM will be held at Kinnoull Hill in Perth to follow on from the Volunteer’s Day on Saturday 22nd September, at 4.30 till 5.30pm.

We welcome all members to attend. 

26th Jul 18  

Board Meeting Minutes - 16th June 2018

Click here to view the minutes from the Board of Directors meeting on Saturday 16th June.

04th Jul 18

SOA Club Development Fund

The SOA received a large number of applications for funding from the SOA Club Development Fund.  Congratulations to the successful applicants - clubs have been notified by email and the following awards have been made:

AUOC £395 Travelling costs
CLYDE £685 Club enhancement
ELO £735 SI equipment – Summer Evening Series
FVO £490 GPS trackers
SOLWAY £980 Dalbeattie Wood extension
STAG £735 New club website
STUOC £980 Club equipment

Subject to funding there may be a further round later in 2018.

26th Jun 18  

Older items

SOA Privacy Notice… 18th May 18

Notice of SOA Annual General Meeting 2018… 10th May 18

Board Meeting Minutes - 24th March 2018… 26th Apr 18

Conference/workshop: what more can SOA do for you?… 09th Mar 18

What more can Scottish Orienteering do for you?… 09th Mar 18

Join our Board to achieve our goal of ‘more smiling faces in the forest’… 23rd Feb 18

Board Meeting Minutes - 13th January 2018… 08th Feb 18

Board Meeting Minutes - September 30th 2017… 01st Nov 17

Join or renew your membership for 2018… 01st Nov 17

New membership option for 2018… 31st Oct 17

List of Controllers… 04th Oct 17

SOA policies… 14th Sep 17

Minutes of Board meeting June 2017… 26th Jul 17

Extraordinary General Meeting 2017… 12th Jul 17

SOA Annual General Meeting 2017… 11th Jul 17

SOA appoints Independent Director to its Board… 04th May 17

Board meeting minutes… 03rd May 17

Start Clocks… 17th Apr 17

SOA BOARD VACANCY: Independent Director… 20th Mar 17

SOA Event levies 2018… 07th Mar 17

SOA subscriptions 2017… 07th Mar 17

Notice of SOA Annual General Meeting 2017… 07th Feb 17

Join our board! Positions available… 07th Feb 17

Volunteer position: Trophy Coordinator… 22nd Oct 16

Development Officer changes at Scottish Orienteering… 02nd Sep 16

Email newsletters… 25th Aug 16

SOA Annual General Meeting 2016… 03rd Aug 16

Urban League Coordinator… 15th Jul 16

Fixtures Secretary… 11th Jul 16

Strategic Plan 2016-2020… 08th Jul 16

Staff Changes at Scottish Orienteering… 29th May 16

Equality Standard award… 22nd May 16

SOA Appoints Chief Operating Officer… 04th May 16

Anti-Doping Policy… 21st Mar 16

Child Protection and the PVG Scheme… 09th Mar 16

Communications Survey Results… 06th Mar 16

Charity Information… 15th Feb 16

SOA Annual General Meeting 2015… 25th Jun 15

SOA Annual General Meeting 2014… 27th Jun 14

SOA Annual General Meeting 2013… 11th Oct 13

Extraordinary General Meeting, 23 September 2012… 25th Sep 12

Data Privacy Policy… 29th May 12

British Orienteering membership and levies proposal… 28th Feb 12

Scottish Land and Estates - Access Advice… 26th Jan 12

President’s medal awarded to Paul Frost… 02nd Jun 09

MTB Orienteering Insurance… 27th Jan 09

President’s medal awarded to Donald Petrie… 30th Sep 08

SOA Board Structure… 03rd Feb 08

SOA Vision Goals and Priorities… 01st Feb 08

New SOA 4 year plan and 2008 Operating Plan… 24th Dec 07

Major event Rescue Plan… 24th Jan 06

SOA 4 year plan… 24th May 05